Motivational Speakers are out | Move over for a new kind of presenter

ByBill Belew

Motivational Speakers are out | Move over for a new kind of presenter

The winds of change are blowing.

Motivational speakers are on their way out. There’s a new kind of speaker in demand.

Says Jeff Korhan on the new professional speakers,

What inspires and motivates audiences these days is substance.

Audiences are much better educated these days. And what they don’t know they can look up immediately.

Expertise + Delivery + Motivation

Expertise + Delivery + Motivation

A couple of weeks ago the preacher at my church told of a lull in a funeral he was conducting. While waiting for the casket to be moved, nearly everyone standing around was checking their smart phones/tablets.

People know what they want to know now … or can look it up.

What audiences want is for the speaker to give them something solid to act on. Audiences are looking for someone to aggregate the information or even to sift it out and tell them what they need to know and sometimes more importantly what they do NOT need to know or where they should NOT waste their time.

Substance is the new demand. The professional speaker who has an expertise AND can motivate AND can deliver the goods in an engaging manner will be the new king or queen of the stage.

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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of

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